It’s that lovely time of year again… tax season. 

Whether you’re a business owner, employee, solopreneur or anywhere in between, tax season is something we all have to navigate and everyone’s situation looks different. 

Your marital status, charitable donations, business expenses and many other factors can qualify you for legal tax write offs and benefits.

But did you know that investing in multifamily real estate can be one of those factors?

Many times when people think about investing, the primary reason they want to do it is so that they see a much greater return on their investment. 

And while yes you want to see a steady cash flow for your investments, there are a few other benefits to consider that shouldn’t be overlooked.

When you invest in multifamily properties, you can usually take advantage of a few tax benefits that you’ll thank yourself for come tax season. 

4 Major Tax Benefits for Multifamily Investing

 

  • Depreciation

One of the first and major tax benefits you can take advantage of when investing in multifamily real estate are depreciated tax losses against the gains of the property. 

Depreciation is the term used in real estate to describe the degrading condition of the property overtime.

Over the years, things will break, go out of date or simply need repaired which means the value of the property can decrease. This is completely normal and expected for any property!

The good news is that the IRS doesn’t hold that against you and instead allows you to use that depreciation amount as a tax deduction year after year for 27.5 years.

Why 27.5 years? This is the amount of time that the government rules a multifamily property to be profitable.

This means that as long as your money is invested into a property of this sort, you can reap this benefit for almost 30 years and that’s hard to find anywhere else!

  • Cost Segregation

Another option that investors can take advantage of when it comes to taxes is utilizing cost segregation which goes hand in hand with depreciation.

Essentially what this does is accelerate the depreciation of certain aspects of the property, such as appliances, cabinets, etc. inside of the units so that you qualify for a greater depreciation deduction in a single year.

The only caveat with utilizing a cost segregation study is that it only benefits you during your ownership period.

Because of this, when you decide to sell or pull your investment from the property, you can be faced with a higher tax bill… but don’t let that scare you away!

There’s another benefit for investors to contrast this and it’s called the 1031 Exchange.

  • 1031 Exchange

A 1031 exchange is an investing tool that allows you to defer your capital gains taxes by reinvesting the funds you pull out of a property and put them into another investment property of like kind.

This means that the new property must be of the same nature as the previous.

For example, if you pull your investment from an apartment complex, you can reinvest those funds into a different apartment complex and utilize the 1031 Exchange benefit in order to avoid that higher tax bill. 

This will ensure that you continue to reap the Depreciation and Cost Segregation benefits year after year!

  • Passive Income Tax Benefits

Lastly, one of the greatest tax benefits that investors can take advantage of involves passive income. 

As an investor of a multifamily property, you receive what is known as passive income. The IRS sometimes refers to this type of income as unearned income.

For a multifamily investor, your earnings come from your investments in rental properties.

Just like active income, which is money received from your job or business in which you are actively involved, passive income is also taxable, but it’s treated much differently.

To qualify for passive income tax benefits, you have to spend less than 500 hours on the business. As an investor, this is usually the case which is good news for you during tax season!

Instead of being involved in the day-to-day operations, you simply invest your money with a trusted group of professionals and they take care of the hands-on work.  

This allows you to qualify for huge tax breaks that you typically wouldn’t receive through traditional investing. 

It’s for this reason alone that many people choose to work with investment groups like XSITE Capital so that they can trust they will see an ROI, while also benefiting in other ways without having to do a lot of extra work. 

If you’re looking to increase your tax benefits for 2023, investing in multifamily real estate could be an option for you! To learn more about the process of getting involved, click here to connect

– The XSITE Capital Team

Did you know that 66% of Americans set new years goals that are directly related to their finances?

Whether it’s paying off debt, generating more savings, implementing a budget or investing, more than half of the U.S. population have made plans to adjust their finances in the new year. 

A recent study has shown that even though these financial goals are still being set in 2023, 81% of people believe that inflation and the overall state of the economy will make it much harder to meet these goals.

As you set your own goals for the new year, maybe you can relate.

You might wonder how you’re going to generate extra money to pay off debt. You may worry that you won’t be able to stay within your budget due to the high costs of everyday living.

You might think that investing isn’t an option because you need every extra dollar after expenses to go towards your savings. Or you might just be overwhelmed with finances in general and aren’t sure which actions to even take.

If this is you, you’re in the right place! At XSITE Capital, our mission is to educate and encourage people to make decisions that are best for them, specifically when it comes to multifamily real estate investing. 

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn and take action on the things that will better their present life and future dreams.

Last month on the blog, we addressed how interest rates, inflation and a possible recession can impact your commercial real estate investments so you can know what to expect with the ongoing economic changes. 

With that, we also want to share three main reasons why commercial real estate IS still a good investment in 2023 so that you can take confident action as you work toward your financial goals this year!

3 Reasons Commercial Real Estate Is Still a good investment in 2023

  • Commercial Real Estate is Recession Resistant 

The talk of a recession has been going on for a few months now and with a recession people tend to become very cautious about where they put their money.

This is totally understandable because you want to make sure you’re putting your money somewhere that is safe and will produce a quality return for you in the future.

While it’s true that a recession can negatively affect your investments, the good news is that when you invest in multifamily properties, you can rest easy knowing that your investment is protected. 

Historically, multifamily assets have shown to be recession resistant because, at the end of the day, people always need a place to stay.

When a recession hits, there’s typically an influx of people selling their homes that they can no longer afford, which means that the demand for apartment rentals or other multifamily properties will see a significant increase.

This is good news for you as an investor in multifamily properties as this can boost the cash flow that you receive thanks to more tenants occupying the property. 

Whether or not a recession will actually hit in 2023, we aren’t sure, but what we do know is that people are already taking precautions which means that the demand for rentals is already happening and now is a great time to get involved with investments of this type.

  • Commercial Real Estate is More Stable Than the Stock Market

Many times when people think about investing, they jump straight to the stock market because they haven’t been properly educated on how real estate can be a quality investment as well.

The only real problem with solely investing in the stock market is that it can be very unpredictable and can take a massive hit at any given time, especially during economic downturns or world events.

Commercial real estate on the other hand has proven to be trustworthy decades after decades and remains fairly stable regardless of the economic state. 

The main reason for this is because housing is and always will be a basic necessity that all people need. Because of this, you can trust that multifamily properties will continue to appreciate in value which ultimately means that you will receive more return on your investment.

This isn’t to say that investing in the stock market is bad. We encourage that too, but more than anything you want to make sure that your investments are diversified – meaning you have money in multiple places – so that if one takes a negative hit, you have the other to fall back on. 

  • Commercial Real Estate Has An Easier Financing Process

One of the biggest challenges that people often face in real estate in general is the ability to receive the funds they need to purchase or invest in a property.

This can become even more difficult when the economy is in a downturn because banks become more strict with their loan process and have more requirements than you might typically see.

While this can cause difficulty for you if you were to purchase a single-family home, there is a much easier financing process when it comes to commercial real estate.

Banks can confidently predict that the cash flow of a multifamily property with multiple tenants will be consistent and steady versus a property that only houses an individual or one family.

What this means for you as an investor is that the bank doesn’t look at solely your income to grant you the loan. Instead, they will look at the details, history and projections for the property so they can accurately gauge the return. 

This is why getting involved in deals that have been thoroughly researched and scouted for you is so important and is the very reason that we take our property selection process so seriously at XSITE Capital.

Linking arms with an investment group that takes the time to ensure a property will be lucrative is your best bet to receive a healthy ROI and that’s exactly what we do through our Investor’s Club!

So, if you have big financial goals in 2023 and are looking for ways to make them come to life with ease, we invite you to join us. 

When you join the XSITE Investor’s Club, you will receive:

  • Monthly meetup replays from all months prior (so you can continue growing your mind while growing your wealth)
  • 15 minute calls with our Investor Relations team (to answer your questions so you feel empowered to take action)
  • First look at new deals (so you can beat the competition and easily jump into the deals that you really want)

Overall, we’re here to empower and support you in your personal journey!

Here’s to 2023. 🎉

– The XSITE Capital Team

Interest rates, inflation and a recession have been the talk of the country for a large portion of 2022 and as a commercial real estate investor, it’s important that you know what each of these economic hits can mean for you and your investments. 

As an investor, interest rates, inflation and a recession all play a huge role in your current and future investments so it’s important that you understand the basics of each and how exactly they all work together so you can remain confident in how you handle your money.

First things first, let’s talk about interest rates.

Throughout the year, interest rates have been ebbing and flowing and each week it seems like we’re seeing something different.

The Fed introduced its first rate hike in March of 2022 and they have continued to raise the rate from there.

As an investor, it’s important to pay attention to interest rates because they directly affect how much money you can borrow and ultimately determine how much you will end up paying back in the future.

Simply put, the interest rate is the amount you are ultimately charged for borrowing money and it’s shown as a percentage of the total amount of the loan.

This is why when interest rates are low, people are typically more quick to invest. When interest rates are high, on the other hand, people tend to become a bit more wary and start to consider if the investment is worth the extra amount of money they’ll owe towards their loans. 

So, what exactly causes interest rates to rise?

The main cause of rising interest rates is inflation and inflation happens whenever there’s a high demand for products and services from consumers. This demand causes prices to rise and this concept is commonly referred to as demand-pull.

Another reason that inflation can occur is what they call cost-push. This is when supply costs to create products or deliver services forces prices to rise.

When inflation occurs, we typically see a few things start to happen:

  • job layoffs
  • fewer job availability
  • decreased consumer spending
  • people start to sell their assets in order to boost their income and save cash

Inflation is also directly linked to a recession, which means that people become very wary of where their money is going.

The good news for you as a commercial real estate investor is that your investment is typically recession resistant in this industry.

The reason being is because one of the main things to go for people during a recession is their expensive mortgage, especially if they’re living far above their means, which means that the demand for apartment rentals or other multifamily properties will see a significant increase.

Additionally, recessions can also make it more difficult for people to receive proper loans that they need to buy a house, so many people will be forced to continue renting.

In fact, history has shown that even though the housing market as a whole tends to take a hit during economic downturns, rental markets remain steady and even outperform other investments. 

Essentially, rising interest rates, inflation and a recession can actually boost the cash flow that you receive from your current commercial real estate investments thanks to more tenants occupying the property. 

So, what does this mean for your future investments?

Now that you know how your current commercial real estate investments can be affected by interest rates, inflation and a recession, you might be wondering how those three things can affect your future investments, as well. 

The biggest challenge that high interest rates can cause for new commercial real estate deals is that the supply can decrease during economic downturns.

It’s for this reason that we always encourage investors to join a trusted Investor’s Club like XSITE Capital’s so that you aren’t having to do the up front research for new deals on your own.

Instead, you can sit back and know that other people are doing that work for you so that you can invest your money into a deal that has been heavily researched and you can trust that you will see a healthy ROI. 

Another challenge that high interest rates and inflation can present for new investments is that the financing process may be a bit more difficult than usual. 

Generally speaking, the financing process for commercial real estate is much more simple than if you were to invest in single-family properties because these investments aren’t as risky for banks.

The reason for this is because banks can confidently predict that the cash flow will be consistent and steady for a property with multiple tenants versus a property that only houses an individual or one family.

However, during economic downturns banks can become a bit more wary with how they loan their money, so you can expect the financing process to be a bit more challenging during tough economic times. 

With that, you still have a much greater chance of getting approved for what you need for commercial real estate investments versus single family properties, so don’t let this challenge steer you away. 

Investing During Economic Downturns is a Smart Move

Overall, investing in commercial real estate specifically during economic downturns is still a smart move.

In fact, it’s been said that most millionaires are MADE during recessions and the reason for that is because when most people become fearful and stop spending their money, other people use this time as an opportunity to invest their money into places that will perform higher when the economy returns to normal.

While investing during economic downturns is encouraged, it’s important to remember that not all investment opportunities are created equal. For example, the stock market can be a bit unpredictable during this time, but commercial real estate on the other hand has proven to be trustworthy decades after decades and remains fairly stable regardless of the economic state. 

The reason for this is because housing will always be a basic necessity and properties will continue to appreciate in value. This is great news for you as an investor and can give you peace of mind when it comes to where you’re putting your money. 

As you continue to navigate the economic changes, we encourage you to join the XSITE Capital Investors Club so you can be among the first to get access to new commercial real estate deals and be among the few who use this time as an opportunity to thrive rather than just survive. 

We’re here to support you along the way!

– The XSITE Capital Team

Did you know that 90% of the world’s millionaires have built their wealth by investing in real estate? 

At some point in your life, you’ve probably heard it said that real estate is one of the best things to invest in because on both sides, commercial and residential, you’re investing in something with the confident expectation that you will receive more money back later down the road. 

While it’s true that real estate can be one of the best ways to grow your wealth, the problem is that many people are missing the information and education to really do it well.

And that’s where we come in! Our mission at XSITE Capital is to educate and encourage all who qualify to passively invest in multifamily real estate so they can take advantage of the benefits that this asset has to offer. 

Regardless of your race, current resources or access, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn and take action on the things that will better their present life and future dreams. 

We ultimately believe that through proper education, exposure and encouragement, our investors will have an equal opportunity to grow their mind and grow their wealth, which will positively impact generations to come. 

Wherever you come from, you are welcome here!

Meet Your Teachers

Like anything in life, you want to make sure you’re learning from people who yes, have knowledge and expertise in the area, but also from those who continue to practice what they preach.

That’s what truly makes the XSITE Capital team so special and is why you can trust that the education you receive is coming from a place of knowledge, experience and current practice.

Our Co-Founders, Julius Oni, Leslie Awasom and Tenny Tolofari joined their passions together to help busy professionals like them reach financial freedom by investing in multifamily real estate. 

Julius is the CEO and Co-Founder and primarily focuses on Investor Relations. Prior to XSITE Capital, Julius’ investment focus was single family real estate and angel investing. Over the past several years, Julius has invested in over 50 start-ups, and currently sits on the advisory board of four healthcare-related start-ups.

Within the last 2 years, Julius led the acquisition of XSITE Capital’s fast-growing portfolio of more than $100M. He was also acknowledged as a Forbes Business Council member in 2021.

Leslie is the Director of Operations and Co-founder who manages the company operations, market/data analysis, cash flow and budget analysis. In 2017, Leslie bought his first investment property and transitioned to multifamily investing in 2019.

Lastly, Tenny is the Director of Acquisition and Co-founder. Prior to forming XSITE Capital, Tenny spent several years leading a major sales team in one of the fastest growing financial services companies in America. He is also a Global Cyber Security professional, supporting the likes of Boeing and Deloitte.

The three of them together host a rapidly growing multifamily-focused meetup in Maryland where they provide resources and add value to individuals interested in growing their wealth and changing their financial future.

On a daily basis, Julius, Leslie and Tenny strive to provide the information and education that they believe everyone should have access to in order to grow their mind and simultaneously grow their wealth.

Your Learning Opportunities

To ensure that you receive the information and education that you need to feel confident about taking action on a real estate endeavor, our team at XSITE Capital makes it a priority for you to have a constant line up of opportunities to choose from. 

Here’s what those opportunities look like:

  • Monthly Blog Posts

Every month on the blog, you can find a new blog post that answers the questions that many people don’t talk about when it comes to investing in commercial real estate. Our goal is to make things as simple as possible for you so that you can easily understand the benefits waiting for you on the other side.

Upcoming blog topics include: 

  1. How Rising Interest Rates Can Impact Your Commercial Real Estate Investments
  2. Why Commercial Real Estate is Still a Good Investment in 2023
  3. Your Ultimate Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investing
  • Monthly Meetups

In addition to the blog posts each month, we like to get face to face with you and provide valuable, free education. Monthly meetups feature talks from the XSITE founders in addition to other trusted and highly sought after industry leaders to educate on various topics.

Past meetup topics have included:

  • Using Your Retirement Funds to Invest in Commercial Real Estate
  • Mind Over Matter To Scale Big with Multifamily Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Loans and The Impact of Rising Interest Rates

All monthly meetups are totally free and anyone is welcome to join! For all monthly meetup information, join the XSITE Investors Club!

  • Monthly Newsletter

We treat all Investor Club members like insiders which means you get the closest look into what’s going on at XSITE Capital, including what the team is working on and new deals that are available to you.

  • What We’re Reading Emails

Just like we encourage you to consistently be learning, we do the same. We firmly believe that knowledge is a key part of wealth, so each month we share articles, books and research that we’re currently reading that’s relevant to real estate, investing and personal growth. 

  • Annual E-books

Our annual e-book is another free resource that all Investor Club members receive that aims to dive deeper into one topic regarding investing in commercial real estate.

The 2022 annual e-book is coming soon, so make sure you join the club so you don’t miss out!

Overall, we are committed to providing relevant and valuable information and education for those who are interested in experiencing financial freedom and creating legacy wealth through multifamily real estate investing. 

We are glad you’re here!

– The XSITE Capital Team

Many people hear about multi-family investing, but they don’t fully realize the benefits that come with it.

So, let’s breakdown the 6 major benefits of multi-family investing

1. Multi-family real estate is a recession-resilient investment.

Most investors are expecting a recession following the effects of the current pandemic and with stocks soaring, many are also considering whether it’s a bubble.

But one investment that stands the test of time during bear and bull markets is multifamily real estate investments.

So, if you’re looking for an option to round out your investment portfolio, this is a good place to start.

2. Demand for apartment rentals is rising.

According to the Pew Research Center, more households are renting now than at any time in the past 50 years.

Between the 10-year period from 2006 to 2016, the number of households grew, but renters outpaced homeowners in that growth.

Fast forward 4 years later to 2020, and the US Census Bureau indicates that rental vacancy rates have decreased and median asking rent continues to increase.

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The asking price for sale units has also decreased.

While the economic downturn will impact apartment demand, the overall growth rate is sufficient to absorb new supply entering the market.

3. Apartments offer a steady stream of income.

The statistics show that the apartment rental market continues to increase in demand and, therefore, value.

So, you have an opportunity to diversify your investments into an option that delivers a steady income stream which you can expect each month.

Apartment or multifamily units offer better economies of scale and thus higher returns on investment.

As of August 2020, the NCREIF Property Index estimated annualized returns over a 5 year period on real estate investment at 5.79%.

4. They are true passive income sources.

We’re often told that wealth starts with building passive income streams, where your money continues to work for you and nowhere is this more evident than in a multi-family investment.

Without needing to lift a finger to maintain your properties, your investment in a multifamily unit(s) continues to yield income month over month, plus your property continues to appreciate as time goes by.

5. Multifamily investing has many tax benefits.

Multifamily real estate investment offers high tax-advantages that many people don’t know about.

If you use a mortgage to finance your investment (which most savvy investors do) you can take a high mortgage deduction in the first year of ownership.

Then, you can depreciate the property, which means you can set off this depreciation against your rental income.

This alone makes multifamily real estate investing an attractive option, especially for those savvy with the tax laws.

6. There are multiple ways to get involved in multifamily investment.

There are multiple ways to get involved in this type of real estate investment including the most passive route and invest via syndication or you can invest in a multifamily fund or a real estate investment trust (REIT).

How To Take Advantage Multifamily Benefits 

If you want to learn more about how to get started in multi-family real estate investing, here are two ways to get started:

1. Join the XSITE Capital Investment Club

2. Attend one of our free Monthly Meetups

3. Dive into our resources including, the XSITE Capital Blog or connect with us on LinkedIn

Generating passive wealth – aka making money while you sleep – is a nice idea.

But as a busy professional, most of the passive wealth generation ideas being bandied about aren’t truly passive. Or at least they won’t be truly passive until a few years down the road. Most require your active participation to get them up and running.

Based on your workload now, you just don’t have the time for that.

You don’t need a second job, just additional sources of revenue.

Therefore, you need a truly passive avenue to invest, which offers real returns.

What is passive wealth generation?

Truly passive wealth means investing in assets that generate income for you, meaning your money works for you, not you working to earn.

The aim of passive wealth generation is to help you eventually replace your earned income to a point where you can choose to work or not.

It frees up your time to take on challenges you want to focus on or spend more time with your family.

For those who successfully achieve true passive wealth generation, they can retire from being “busy professionals”, and start to live life as they see fit.

Passive Wealth vs Passive Income

You will notice that we didn’t use the term passive income, and that’s deliberate.

Wealth creation is a long-term process and will not happen overnight. It also requires the discipline for reinvestment.

With passive wealth, it also means that in addition to your stable, predictable income, you are also enjoying asset appreciation and that primarily comes from investing in real estate.

Passive Wealth Through Real Estate Investing

The typical real estate investment process requires that you essentially become a property manager. You’ll need to manage tenant problems, handle late-night phone calls, management issues – the works. And even if you outsource property management, these are still ultimately your responsibility.

On the other hand, there’s property flipping. This means buying, fixing, and selling a property. This requires your active involvement in all aspects of the process. Hence, this cannot be a source of passive real estate investment.

None of these equate to what we recommend as passive wealth creation through real estate investment. As a busy professional, you do not have the time to dedicate to these types of projects.

The third option is one that we use at XSITE Capital to generate passive wealth for our clients who are often extremely busy professionals. To consider real passive wealth, you need to invest in real estate and the best option for passive real estate investment is by investing in commercial and real estate projects where you won’t need to manage the investment or the properties.

In this option, active ownership of property doesn’t mean ‘landlord’ with the attendant headaches. With passive investment, you allow those with the expertise to generate and manage the property investments on your behalf. You enjoy the returns in terms of income, tax benefits and asset appreciation.

This is often referred to as apartment syndication and is one of the smartest ways for real estate investment.

Building a strong wealth foundation – one that can last through multiple generations – should be your goal for passive wealth generation.

As long as you have the discipline and the right investment partners with you, you can build your passive wealth system.

If you’re interested in learning how to build passive wealth through multifamily real estate investment, click here

There are many ways to build wealth and achieve financial freedom with real estate investing being just one of those many methods.

According to a Forbes magazine article “how the world’s billionaires got so rich”, real estate investing was one of the top 3 industries that have produced the most billionaires.

The real estate industry has been a great source of wealth for many generations prior, and that hasn’t changed in today’s reality.

For new and seasoned investors alike, multifamily investing is an excellent addition to your portfolio, and multifamily investing is a great way to build generational wealth.

What is multifamily investing?

“Multifamily” simply means multiple families dwelling in one building, such as apartment buildings.

Individuals, families and organizations can build generational wealth by investing in multifamily properties.

There are many benefits to investing in multifamily properties, especially considering:

  • Millennials are buying homes later or foregoing home-ownership altogether;
  • Baby boomers are downsizing, often to 1 and 2 bedroom apartments; and
  • Home ownership is often out of reach for many working class American families.

How You Can Invest In Multifamily Properties

There are many ways to invest in multifamily properties, including active investing, passive investing and debt investing.

An active investor goes out, sources great deals and purchases them.

A passive investor provides funds towards the purchase of the property and receives an ownership share of the building.

Finally, a debt investor provides the funds necessary for the purchase of a building as a loan over a defined period of time and receives interest payments. 

Your Responsibilities As An Active Investor

As an active investor, you are responsible for identifying the right market and suitable properties in which you would like to invest.

The active investor also has to build the team necessary for the management of these big assets.

In a syndication model, the active investor:

  • finds the deal, 
  • evaluates all aspects of the deal to make sure it is an income producing asset,
  • develop a business plan tailored to that particular property, 
  • builds the team needed to execute the business, 
  • and manages the asset until exit (when the asset, or property, is sold). 

Active investors are also responsible for making sure investors receive their promised returns.

The active investor typically owns 20-40% of the deal, and they receive a share of the cash flow from the building and any profits on exit based on their ownership share. 

Your Responsibilities As A Passive Investor

The passive investor is not involved in the day to day management of the asset.

Being a passive investor is ideal for busy professionals who are looking for stable alternative methods of investing.

Typically, passive investing works for investors who like the stability of real estate, but do not have the time to deal with the day to day management of big real estate assets.

The passive investor contributes money towards the purchase of these assets and receives a share of the entity which owns the asset.

As the income of the property grows, so does your investment. That’s because the value of these properties is based on income.

As a passive investor, it is not usual to earn 10-20% annual returns on your investment. In addition, you also receive multiple tax benefits derived from cost segregation studies and bonus depreciation. This can help erase any tax liabilities from all your passive real estate income.

What is debt investing?

Other savvy investors build and maintain generational wealth by being debt investors in multifamily properties.

Many savvy investors love multifamily assets because of the stability they can provide.

As a debt investor, you provide anywhere from 60 – 90% of the funds necessary for the purchase of multifamily assets as a loan, and receive an interest on the funds provided.

One huge advantage of being a debt investor is you occupy the first position on the capital stack, which means if something were to go wrong with the property, you are in the first position to get your money back.

This is usually done through family offices which are in charge of managing the wealth of wealthy families. Family offices love this type of investing because it is a good hedge against inflation as rent goes up with inflation, and the interest they receive helps their money grow.

Depending on what your goals are and where you are on your financial journey, you can use either one of these methods to grow and maintain generational wealth.

As the economy changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many other real estate classes are feeling the pinch but multifamily investing still remains strong.

This is consistent with what was seen in the 2008 recession as well. If you are looking for a great way to grow your wealth, multifamily investing is definitely one you should consider.

A word of caution however: it takes time to build generational wealth.

Multifamily investing is not a get rich quick scheme, so don’t expect to become a billionaire after your first investment. But due diligence coupled with hard work over time will produce exciting results.

If you’re ready to start investing in multifamily properties and grow your investment portfolio, click here to learn more about the process with XSITE Capital.

To purchase a home to flip, you’d have to put up all the capital (i.e. risk) yourself. You’d invest time and energy into flipping the house and be 100% responsible for all of the work. At the end of the day, you’ll probably make money, but it’s a one-time gain and is often taxed as ordinary income, not capital gains.

Also, consider that fewer and fewer millennials are buying homes, and boomers are moving into multifamily apartments and retirement communities at a rapid pace.

This means there are fewer buyers on the market and more renters.

What if there was a way to invest in real estate where you’d share the investment, get paid every quarter that cash flow was available AND be responsible for 0% of the effort to manage the property?

That’s what multifamily apartment investing is all about.

You make a one-time investment and get quarterly payments that are based on the building’s income and occupancy – not on neighborhood comps.

A professional team manages the building for you.

Plus, you get a huge tax advantage as a multifamily investor.

Even though you’re only putting down a percentage of the capital, you get pro-rated depreciation benefits on the apartment complex.

American entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Grant Cardone got his start with multifamily apartment investing and today he’s one of the most celebrated businessmen in the country.

In Cardone’s own words, “if you go into multifamily the right way, over the next decade it could be the best investment of your lifetime.”

After buying his first multifamily apartment building in the 90s, he learned what we already know so well:

Buying a single-family home is a liability that you pay every month. Buying a multifamily home is an investment that pays YOU every month.

If you’re ready to see what multifamily real estate could mean for you, click here to learn more!

If you’re like us, learning about the tremendous upside to investing in multi-family properties is exciting.

The reality is it can dramatically increase your passive income streams over the next 2-7 years.

Life is busy though, and sorting through the details can feel overwhelming. To help ease some of that overwhelm, here are a few benefits to consider when considering whether or not to invest in multifamily real estate.

1. Apartment values are based on net income, not market comparables.

This is one of the most impressive benefits of multifamily investing.

Consider that in a 150 unit apartment complex, raising the rent by just $15/month increases the total property value by more than $385,000. [(150 units X $15 X 12 months) / 7% Cap Rate].

Let’s see your Hedge fund manage that!

2. Returns usually beat the stock market.

If you had invested $1 in the stock market in 2002, you’d have about $2 in 2018 (taking inflation into account).

That’s no way to plan for a future of passive income for you and your family.

3. Multifamily syndication loans are NEVER dependent on your income or credit.

Multifamily syndication loans are based on the value of the property, not your own personal assets.

In other words, investment in multifamily syndication allows you to get into a growth position with extremely limited personal liability.

Passive investors do not sign on loans in a multifamily syndication.

4. Multifamily investments are usually LESS VOLATILE than single-family investments.

During recessions, rent typically remains much more stable than home prices.

And as homeowners are displaced due to rising mortgage rates and/or job losses during recessions, they turn to apartments, leaving multifamily values with small declines at worse and thriving at best during flat/negative markets.

5. Multifamily investing is a growing market.

Millennials aren’t buying homes at expected rates and their preference for renting started before the 2008 economic crisis.

Meanwhile, retiring baby boomers are moving to urban apartments, perhaps to be near their children who have opted for city living, or to take advantage of the perks of city life themselves.

Finally, the overall market is shifting to a rental environment.

Homeownership rates are falling, and have been falling for over 12 years. Even the National Association of Realtors has acknowledged this reality – it’s being referred to as the Great Housing Reset.

Even if you’re an inexperienced investor, now is a great time to learn more about investing in multi-family properties!

If you’re thinking about investing in multifamily real estate, there are 6 main questions to ask the investment group you’re working with to ensure it’s a good fit.

We ultimately believe that multifamily apartment investing is one of the smartest things you can potentially do with your capital because the properties typically hold their value over time and they usually increase in value based on income (not comparables) while also offering excellent risk-adjusted ROI.

That said, there’s a lot to consider when deciding whether or not to become a multifamily property investor. Here are some important factors to consider:

1. How long does it take to recoup an investment in a multifamily apartment complex?

Typically, you’ll receive quarterly dividends for your investment after an initial stabilization/rehab period.

Additionally, syndication companies such as XSITE Capital project that your investment will double in 5-6 years.

If you’re looking for a highly liquid investment, multifamily investing is likely not for you.

If you’re looking for a comparatively high rate of return via an attractive risk-adjusted investment vehicle however, multifamily investing is one of the best options on the market!

2. Will I have to do any work on the property once I invest?

One of the best things about working with an investment group like XSITE Capital is that we employ a professional team to manage the property.

What means to you as an investor is you can simply invest the initial funds and then watch your investment return dividends and equity gains!

3. How much of the split will I keep as an investor?

The answer to this question will always depend on the property, but it’s a great question to consider before investing.

One of our most recent investment, The Griffin at Petworth in Washington, D.C,  offered an 80/20 split for investors.

Others may do 70/30 or 60/40 splits with the most going to investors.

4. What is the minimum investment?

Again, each property is different, but typically there is a $50,000 minimum investment, while some properties may offer $25,000 minimums.

5. What are the tax implications of  multifamily investing?

When you invest in multifamily properties, you can typically expect prorated depreciation benefits that can lower your taxes.

We advise that you discuss your specific tax situation with a CPA to learn how your personal finances will be impacted.

For more general tax benefits that you can expect with multifamily investing, click here.

5. How do I choose the right property?

Choosing the right multifamily property depends on your goals.

First, you need to decide whether you’re more focused on short-term or long-term gains.

Class A properties will have more long term gain, while Class C will have more short term gains but a shorter project lifespan. Here’s a breakdown of the differences in each Class type.

Second, decide how much you want to invest and find the right syndication company that will offer a competitive ROI.

It’s best to discuss your options with a professional and we’re always here to help!

Overall, investing in multifamily properties can be a great addition to your portfolio, but doing your due diligence before making that move is advised.